Peter R. Bacon's research while affiliated with University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and other places

Publications (4)

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The Red-bellied macaw (Ara manilata) and the Orange-winged parrot (Amazona amazonica) on Trinidad have been reported to utilise palms for fruit food and roosting and nesting sites in palm swamp forest. There were little data describing the breadth of their diet or roosting and nesting tree characteristics. Population estimates for the parrot and ma...
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In the continental and insular states of the Caribbean Region, the fate of wetlands has changed with social policies and economic development trends at different stages of history. Major losses occurred as a result of reclamation for plantation agriculture during early European colonial times, particularly in Guyana, Trinidad, and the Greater Antil...
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A previously undocumented Leatherback Turtle population is described for the island of Trinidad, from a study made between 1965 and 1969. Nesting occurs on the north and east coasts, especially at Paria and Matura Bays, from March to August, reaching a peak in April on May. The relationship between the breeding season and the local increase in jell...

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... Most of its water derives from a series of rivers in the central mountain range. The swamp is able to provide for a diverse faunal biodiversity because of the various distinct types of vegetation ranging from tropical forest, swamp forest, palm swamp forest, mangrove areas, marshland, and open waters (Bacon, 1996). It is listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention as of 1992 and in 2006 it became an Environmental Sensitive Area under the Environmental Management Act of Trinidad and Tobago. ...
... Estos se alimentan principalmente de fruta, néctar y semillas (Roth, 1984;Pizo et al., 1995) y actúan como polinizadores de algunas especies de la flora (Vicentini y Fischer, 1999). La disponibilidad de recursos alimenticios es uno de los principales factores que parecen afectar la abundancia local de estas aves (Bonadie y Bacon, 2000;Ragusa-Netto, 2006), ya que los individuos permanecen en un área determinada hasta que se agotan las fuentes de alimento más consumidas, lo que ocasiona que las especies del género Brotogeris realicen movimientos estacionales locales (Loiselle, 1988;Ragusa-Netto, 2005;Garcés, 2007).). ...
... Two cases were adult leatherbacks encountered nesting on Juno Beach, Florida, in 2019 and 2020 whose bite wounds did not prevent them from crawling up the beach or completing their nesting fixed action pattern (Bacon 1970, Keinath & Musick 1993, Dutton & McDonald 1994, Dutton 1996, Perrault et al. 2012. Head wounds for case Dc1 showed visible healing rake marks (Fig. 5A, yellow arrowheads), consistent with a shark's upper jaw. ...